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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

David Weinehall <tao@debian.org> writes:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 12:01:10AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

>>         Secondly, why should we explicity carve out an exception for
>>  test -a and -o, rather than saying that the XSI extensions need be
>>  supported? The X/Open System Interface is the core application
>>  programming interface for C and sh programming for systems conforming
>>  to the Single UNIX Specification.

> Don't forget ( ) in that case, they go hand in hand with -a and -o.

Not in my experience, but I haven't tested for them in particular.  On my
system, I see one maintainer script using test -o, none using test -a, and
none using test ().

I currently see no need to require that test () be supported.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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